St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.

Forthcoming events

  • St Francis Dance Club – Friday 1st and 8th March at 8pm and Saturday 2nd and 9th March at 3pm. ‘The Greatest Show’. Tickets £7 and £3 for under 12’s.
  • Tea & Coffee after Mass. We have spaces for some new volunteers. If you would like to help please add your name to the rota in the Narthex, and contact Alan Wenham ( on what to do and what to bring. Thank you!

New to the parish?

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to anyone joining our parish for the first time. We offer a home visit from members of our parish council. As well as giving you a formal welcome to St Francis of Assisi, they can outline the range of activities and facilities available within the parish. If you’re new, please send us a message and we’ll get in touch.